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Spry Somerville Victorian with potential retails for just under $900,000

The Spring Hill house has a backyard and a third level that could use some work

The entryway of a shiny Victorian house, with the stairwell featuring prominently. Photos via Coldwell Banker

The 1,724-square-foot Victorian at 22 Tower Street in Somerville’s Spring Hill comes with four bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms as well as a backyard and a two-car garage.

The house dating from 1905 also has a third (heated) level with two bedrooms that could use some work—a fact that the Coldwell Banker listing makes no bones about: It “awaits your finishing touches.”

The house is retailing for $899,900. The median sales price for detached single-families in the Boston area in December was $605,000, according to a report from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors and research firm the Warren Group. So 22 Tower falls on the upper end, but it is at a prime location within one of the region’s more coveted municipalities.

An open living room-dining room area with furniture and a lot of natural light.
A kitchen with a table and four chairs, and there’s one long counter and a ceiling fan.
A bedroom with a bed and a closed door.
A bathroom where there’s two large windows meeting at a corner, where there’s also a tub.
A top-floor room with peeling wallpaper and an arched ceiling, and there’s a column jutting out from the wall between two windows.
A long back porch beyond some closed doors, and there’s a lone little rocking chair.